Tampa Bay Wave
In my previous position as a Community Manager at Tampa Bay Wave, I maintained Wave’s media relations and the distribution of press releases through our press vendor to secure media opportunities for the Wave. Wave acquired over 120 million media impressions during my time working as the Community Manager at the Wave and directly collaborating with our press vendor.
Featured Wave Press
Tampa Bay Times: "$100,000 Nielsen grant seeds Tampa Bay Wave accelerator for diverse startups" Feb. 2018
Tampa Bay Business Journal: "Tampa Bay WaVE’s new board chair-elect Alex Sink sees growing maturity, revenue in participating companies" Mar. 2018
Business Observer: "After lucrative exit, Tribridge founder catches a new wave" May 2018
TechCo: "Meet the 13 Diverse Startups in Tampa Bay Wave’s Accelerator Cohort" Nov. 2017
Tampa Bay Business Journal: "Tech pioneer in Tampa takes on his 'last giveback' with new $10M seed fund" Feb. 2018
Business Observer: "Alex Sink turned a statewide election defeat into a new career: Startup sage" Apr. 2018
I also manage the email marketing strategy for Wave’s internal community of coworking members, tech entrepreneurs, and sponsors. I create, design, and distribute exclusive email newsletters to Wave’s over 100 current and prospective sponsors. I also manage Wave’s general email distribution list of over 6,200 contacts by distributing engaging, innovative community newsletters on a monthly basis.
I also collaboratively plan, organize, and manage overall event logistics by project managing internal and external community events, including Investor Demo Day, monthly Pitch Nights, and monthly community events for coworking members. I also collaborate with the Director of Development to plan, coordinate, and host our quarterly Friends of Wave socials, which is an exclusive event for Wave's sponsors, partners, and prospective supporters.
I successfully planned, managed, and hosted Tampa Bay Wave's 2017 Annual Holiday Party, which had over 550 RSVPs. By creating a strong social media and email marketing strategy, I was able to successfully host nearly 200 holiday party attendees, which exceeded the previous year's event attendance by over 30%.